Building a strong nonprofit board goes beyond best practices

Gayle Northrop •
Business executives discussing in office meeting

Board evolution involves changing how board members think, act, and interact with one another. The fundamentals of building a strong board of directors are relevant across the nonprofit sector, and most boards go through three stages: Organizing/Founding; Governing; and Institutional, which do not necessarily correlate with the amount of time since the board’s founding. Boards


Six questions a foundation board should ask its CEO

Kris Putnam-Walkerly •
CEO Board of Directors in Meeting

A board member’s job includes digging into strategy and process. Serving on a board isn’t just about approving grants. It’s about being a good steward of resources and sharing responsibility for shaping impact. Too often the focus tends to be on board meeting preparation and the efficiency of these meetings. Take a moment to break